The information in this article is for documents originating from the State of California to be used in the country of Spain. Spain is a member of the Apostille convention and documents sent to this country will receive an Apostille from the Secretary of State in California.
These documents include: Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Divorce Decree, Power of Attorney, Affidavits, and more. For a list of documents we can obtain an Apostille for, visit this link: http://www.apostille.la/documents-for-apostille-service/
If your documents are from the State of California Vital Record’s office (Birth, Death, Marriage), your documents are required to be a certified original (blue/pink in color) and signed by the County Clerk Registrar Recorder’s office. If your document is signed by the health department (Ex: Medical Doctor), you’ll need to have your document authenticated (Exemplification) by the County clerk before the document is eligible for a California Apostille.
We have years of experience notarizing, authenticating, and certifying documents for Spain. If you live in Los Angeles county, we offer complimentary notary service including picking-up and dropping-off your documents (If required). Documents which require a notary are generally power of attorney, affidavit, school transcripts, copy certification of a passport or driver license, and a copy certification of a school diploma.
Obtaining a California Apostille can be complicated and time consuming. The Secretary of State has only two offices in California making it difficult for most people to drive to their office. The usual wait time is 3 hours at the Los Angeles Secretary of State’s office.
We provide fast same-day apostille service in California. Documents received by 10:30am Monday through Friday will be eligible for same-day Apostille service. Once processed, your important documents will be shipped by FedEx overnight delivery to your location at no additional charge. We also provide international shipping to Spain. Additional shipping fees apply.
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